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The affirmative defense, first outlined in the Maine Liability Demonstration Project, allows physicians who follow a guideline to be exculpated outright.
Averring that he found his wife dead on Tuesday morning, Lung claimed that his son Joseph's interaction with Lucy the night before exculpated him.
Harrington, the Crown argued, claimed that he had done a deal with one of the interviewing officers from the Complaints Investigation Bureau, Detective Sergeant Garside, "to give an account which exculpated Mr Wall" from any accusations of corruption.
Which is to say, in Handke's opinion, that either no one or everyone is to be exculpated.
Director Richard Helms and National Security Advisor Walt Rostow on the debacle exculpated himself and blamed local commanders, who had been against the operation in the first place: one career diplomat who read it said, "It was the most dishonest piece of political-military reporting I had ever seen in my life.
The report exculpated Tourism Minister Christon Tembo of corrupt practices in the granting of safari hunting licences in game-management areas and former Mines Minister Humphrey Mulemba, now Secretary-General of the National Party, of abuse of office.
This exculpated the Jews, especially in the light of I Corinthians 2:8, which says that "the Jews would never have crucified the Lord of glory, had they recognized him.
Put this situation down to our pompous politicians who are more concerned with their noses in the trough and that goes right down the line, for which the NWDA cannot be exculpated.